Ada Laverne Blackmer

1884–February 1955 (Age 71)
Creston, Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ada Laverne

When Ada Laverne Blackmer was born in 1884, in Creston, Ogle, Illinois, United States, her father, Wilfred Elmer Blackmer, was 25 and her mother, Anne Young Shane, was 21. She married James Albert Waterman on 21 February 1903, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. She lived in Dement Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died in February 1955, in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

James Albert Waterman
Ada Laverne Blackmer
Marriage: 21 February 1903

Spouse and Children

21 February 1903
Ogle, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Wilfred Elmer Blackmer


    Anne Young Shane




    Fred Blackmer



    Clive Earl Blackmer


    Edna Blackmer



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World Events (8)

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 0

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a dark lake, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + mere ‘mere’, ‘lake’, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with these words, such as Blakemere in Herefordshire. See also Blackmore .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ada Blackmer in household of W E Blackmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ada Blackmer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Ada Blackmer in entry for James A. Waterman, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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